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'll want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the world at large. the best military report and military expert in the country tom ricks joins me to tell you about it. >>> while most of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hot spots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we'll talk to the famous scholar, kishore mahbubahni of singapore to get a different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows we hear about how president obama is doing. on fox some say he's a socialist who's trying to indoctrinate our children, even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc he is the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick, employ the jobless and end racism in our time. here on cnn, well, i'm on cnn, so today i want to see if we can get some kind of a clear-eyed look at what kind of a president he really is and what kind of a world he faces. so i gathered a panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it to help m
say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the war at large. the best military report, military expert in the country, tom bricks, joins me to tell you about it. while much of the focus of the nation and the show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we will talk with the famous international writer and scholar of singapore to get a very different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows, we hear about how president obama's doing. on fox, some say he's a socialist trying tune doctrine eight our children even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc, the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick and employ the jobless and end racism in our time. and here on cnn, i'm on cnn, i wanted to see if we could get a clear look at what kind of a president he really is. what kind of a world he faces. i gathered panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it help me accomplish this mission. walter isaacson has written terrific biographi
occupation of cuba territory. most of latin america history have some knowledge of castro's hostility towards the base. but what is generally not known is that from the early 1900s to the present, guantanamo has also been a sight for diplomatic accommodation, compromise, and cooperation. the terms dictated by the platt amendment only stated that the united states would buy or lease naval or station, buy or lease them. in cuba. it did not specify a number of such stations, nor their locations. that was a matter of negotiated compromise between the cuban president and theodore rooseve roosevelt, that the united states would obtain really only one major naval station and that would be guantanamo, not havana. now, obviously, the united states has always had the upper hand in these negotiations. when i say diplomatic compromise, i'm not suggesting that the two parties started on a level playing field. that certainly would not be the case. the second major compromise occurred in 1934 when the united states abrogated the platt amendment, which had become an increasingly unpopular with the various se
. on the one hand, he's the president. directing america's formidable might to ease the plight of millions in haiti. on the other, he's the de facto head of the democratic party. a party that just suffered a major electoral loss. there's lots of analysis what went wrong for the democrats, whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or sxrit what else this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's approval ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan, bill clinton, jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings. 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union. and 43, because of 9/11. and the rallying effect that had on the presidency. so obama's situation is not dramatically worse than many of his predecessors which means it can be corrected. but what should he do? i would put it very simply. obama needs to start acting like a president and particularly the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president but a prime minister. he's no
, directing america's formidable right to help the ease in haiti. he is the head of the democratic party, the party that just suffered a major electoral loss. a lot of analysis of what went wrong for the democrats of whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or to the right and what all this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's presidential ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan and bill clinton and jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union and number 43 because of the rallying effect on the presidency. it is not much worse than his predecessors so it can be corrected. what should he do? obama needs to start acting like a president and, particularly, the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president, but a prime minister. he has not outlined a broad vision for the country and put forward grand plans to solve the nation's problems. instead, his white house has been
a phenomenon on the internet. >>> good morning, america. kate snow here. we're happy to have josh elliott espn aker anchor, back with us for a second day here this morning. >> great to be back. good to be here on this sunday, january 10th. >> a lot of people wondering where bill weir is. he's been embedded with the u.s. military in afghanista diane sawyer is also there on the ground. their reports begin tomorrow night on a special edition of "world news." >> lots of news to get to this morning. >>> major earthquake struck late yesterday off the coast of california. leaving people rattled, windows broken, and power out. more on that in a moment. >>> and how did florida farmers fare overnight? we spent the night in the fields with that farmer that we introduced you to yesterday. we're going to boeing bring that story to you. >> we promised we would see how he did. >>> and a new development in the missing utah mom. her husband has packed up, he's ready to leave town. why is he relocating? why are the police letting him go? we'll talk to the missing woman's best friend, who spent a good deal of ti
or what? [applause] he also told us that our department would be leading the way in changing america's. we're doing just that. it is an inspiration to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans. it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you mr. secretary for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. we have had a great 2009 and we are fired up and ready to go for 2010. i am fired up. are you? [applause] come on. [applause] our work truly has just begun. i want to say at the outset that it would not have battled been possible to do the great things we did in 2009 -- it would not have been at all possible to do the greatÑi things we did in 209 without the people in the department of the interior. i said i would not run for the governorship of colorado because i wanted to be with you. [cheers and applause] this department, as the custodian of america's natural resources, as the custodian of america's history, really does so much for the 300 million
question america's top bankers about the financial collapse. >>> and the late night shuffle. conan o'brien says no thanks to nbc's plans to push back his time slot a half hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, january 13, 2009. >>> good morning. thanks for joining you. i'm michelle gielan. total disaster and chaos is how one official described the scene in haiti after an earthquake rocked the nation. the 7.0 quake hit before 5:00 p.m. yesterday. this morning the scope of the disaster is just beginning to emerge. it's reported the capital is largely destroyed, casualties are numerous and severe, thousands remain buried beneath the rubble. whit johnson is with the latest in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the widespread destruction is making it difficult for rescue crews to begin their effort. there are nearly 2 million people who live in haiti's capital city and at this point most, if not all of them r in desperate need of some kind of aid. help can't come soon enough for haiti. the 7.0 magnitude earthquake laid waste to the country's capital city. th
news. they even got a big contract. to help bring out gold in latin america. a winner, not a loser. i don't want you selling any of that. now, mohammed ali. time to file away the past as the immortal spice girls said. i'm kind of like -- which spice am i like most? moron spice. the market's throwing a sale. you should be shopping for sales. not run away from them. "mad money" will be right back. >>> coming up, catching fire? as the detroit auto show kicks into high gear, people are asking what will fuel the cars of the future? cramer goes one on one with clean energy fuel ceo to find out on the executive decision. >>> plus, job start. not all auto suppliers are created equal. cramer takes three for a test drive and pits their fundamentals against the technicals to pick a winner. on an all new "off the charts." >> later, stay tuned as we crank up the volume. cramer goes all out as the calls keep coming in. try to keep up on a high impact "lightning round." all coming up on "mad money." what are you doing...? calling chase sapphire, seeing if we have enough points to stay longer. now? y
happens and i watch how america responds with manpower, meals and medicine, i'm prouder. when the earthquake struck, america went to haiti. as for our critics that i shall can -- critics, they can o to hell. oh, and, welcome to our show. [ applause ] tonight, in a cable exclusive, the heroes of u.s. air flight 1549. captain sully and his copilot skiles reflect on the one-year anniversary on the miracle on the hudson. one of the most beloved tv personalities bob barker shares his memories of his legendary career. we'll be joined by a man of many talents. fox news ain care sley earnh ne will be here to share his life. he'll perform with the little rockers. [ applause ] if you would like to help the victim of the earthquake in haiti, the u.s. department of state says text 90999 and that will donate $10. go directly to the website at redcross.org and give much more than $10. i hope you will. right now, we'll go to fox news' own bill helper w hemmer in laity wt haiti with the late. >> reporter: governor, hello from port-au-prince. we're standing in front of a soccer field and behi
that the service industry grew less than forecast. [ baby crying ] that's america's most important industry, for heaven's sake. we got data from the employment service showing jobs still aren't coming back. no doubt a prelude to the all-important, hey, i be the cliche king, employment report. it could truly stink up the joint. the fed in its cryptic minutes -- >> they know nothing! >> said the economy in 2010 will be subdued. a total bummer from uncle ben. i want to witch to minute rice. google smartphone. doesn't seem so smart after all. dummkopf phone. like a rotten granny smith. these are the two important stocks out there. and could sink a bull battleship when they go negative. looked like we would get mauled this morning. i sensed it. the bear was back. the market -- instead, i thought i see a slaughterhouse coming. if not slaughterhouse, maybe "slaughterhouse five." not this time. we're way overbought meaning there's been way too much buying, not enough selling, driving stocks up too far too fast. i consider it a greed indicator. i monitored this one like a hawk. and the markets overb
out to vegas to compete in the miss america pageant. why is it relevant in 2010? it's very civic and uplifting. stay tuned, you'll be shocked. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , >>> this is wjz and wjz.com, baltimore. >> good morning, maryland, now don scott, marty bass, breaking news with wjz news team, your first warning weather and traffic control with sharon gibala. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> hello again, it's a cold day's start but that cold. sharon gibala in traffic control. marty is over at first warning weather. >> looking at some beautiful statistics. going to 50 degrees at lunch. which is nine degrees above normal on the way to 51, 52 degrees. we're at about 31 right now. at about 45-49 during the dinner hour. it's going to be a super tuesday in january. don. >>> thank you. there's always trouble somewhere and sharon has it in traffic control. >> reporter: there's more trouble on the roads now than ten minutes ago. a bunch of accidentses including the one on the west side of the beltway on the outer loop at baltimore national pike blocking the lane with a
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 11th, i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, political bombshell. will the senate's top democrat resign after controversial comments about barack obama's skin color. republicans say he's being saved by the double standard. >>> frozen florida. more record-breaking temperatures across the south. to say the least, it was a chilly weekend for many. >>> gate crasher. it's third party crasher. did this man sneak in, too? he tells this story live. >>> the search for baby gabriel. the mother of the 8-month-old now charged with kidnapping and child abuse. still, no sign of her precious little boy. >>> and it's official. nbc pulls the plug on jay leno in prime time. the big question, is it quitting time for conan? >>> and we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. no doubt, had you to bundle up. we'll talk about that coming up. but so much to get to, including news this monk about the book sending shock waves through washington. >> and it's not just the revelations about the democratic leader harry reid. there
into international investment. >> i don't like america's team. >> caller: at least in part because the business climate is better in those countries than it is in the united states. >> right. >> caller: but my question is, if other countries are so much more attractive and business friendly than the united states currently, should we have even greater 20% --? >> i waffle over this. 20% is foreign. 10% is gold. that leaves 70% for united states. i am not giving up on this country. we have a lot of great values. remember, many of the s&p stocks and most of the dow stocks are international companies. they will take advantage of exactly what you're talking about. 20% overseas is very high. probably the highest of any money manager i know. that's how far i'm going and not a percent further. i need to go to mitch in south carolina, which i call carolina. mitch? >> caller: hi, jim. got a big-time boo-yah from charleston, south carolina. >> man, you've got that charleston university boo-yah. everyone's crazy about that school. go ahead. >> caller: -- around $40 a share just before the recent push. curr
this on my facebook page, just search chuck roberts hln to bring it up. julie says, absolutely, america is the land of opportunity. that's why everyone wants to move here. if they have applied for legal status and meet all the requirements, why not? jeff said they should be able to enroll. once in class ins can find them, arrest them and deport them. deport them. we have patrick on a plane on the tarmac in jacksonville. is that right? patrick, can you hear me? all right. he's gone. i'm sorry. you have to shut that phone down when they tell you to. i understand. linda's on the line in maine. where are you on this, linda? what do you think? >> caller: it comes to the blien bottom line. they are breaking laws and getting benefits for it. i don't understand it. our kids don't get a lot of benefits they should. why should people be given special rights because they are here illegally? they are breaking the law. >> well, they are applying for status, paying the bills, paying their taxes, trying to be civically responsible. once they are citizen ises it's okay? >> if they became citizens i can
. it was america's first year with an african-american president. last january, as barack obama was sworn in we went down to the national mall in washington to meet some of the people who wanted to see this moment in history for themselves. ♪ politics and patriotism and the presidency. it is the place where the secular and the religious merge, and one of the sacraments of our national religion is the inauguration. ♪ my country 'tis of thee sweet land of liberty ♪ >> reporter: so it was as many as 2 million pilgrims made their way to washington and the mall to witness this most sacred event. ♪ land where my father died ♪ >> reporter: as the oath was recited, alleges the speech was delivered. >> the time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. >> reporter: emotions were laid bare. tears were shed. >> no matter how optimistic i've ever been as a human being i never thought this moment would come and i met these wonderful people total strangers and we can all share it together. >> reporter: inauguration is a renewal of faith. >> for we know that our patchwork heritage
>>> good morni >>> good morning, america, on this friday, january 1st. happy new year. this morning, it's official 2010 we look ahead to the economy to the president's second year in office. plus, where you can find jobs in 2010. and all the hot new trends, we'll tell what you everyone will be wearing, eating and even doing as we welcome in 2010. >>> good morning, america, i'm sam champion with kate snow and david muir. we hope you and your family had a happy and safe new year's eve. there's no doubt outside of those windows there was a few crazies. >> hundreds of thousands packing in times square to see the ball drop. here's a little trivia for you this morning. did you know at that first ball to drop 1904 had 100 light bulbs? >> really. >> just 100. this year, they tell us 32,000. >> it sounded like a lot. >>> okay. so it's 2010 now. what does this new year hold? this year, we get into all of it, starting with the economy. 2009 such a rough year for so many people. will 2010 be better? we have the dream team for that. >>> and a look at what to expect to politics ahead. and the war
news called "where america stands." katie couric in the studio with us this morning to give us a preview of the many issues that will be addressed on this great new series that starts tonight on the evening news. >> we look forward to talking to katie, but we begin with the cold that is still gripping much of the nation. it's a brutal deep freeze in some smarts. in new england, parts are buried under record snow and in the south, the subfreezing temperatures threaten to destroy valuable crops. dave price is in international falls, minnesota, where i ask to you notice when they take him full on the bottom left of the screen, we've put up the temperature where you are. and i'm thinking it has to be a typo, dave. it says minus 29 degrees. >> it is not a typo at all. 29 degrees below zero is the actual temperature before you factor in any windchills or how it feels. it is bitter cold here and most likely before all is said and done we will tie a record here which stands from 2009 and 1968. they call this place the ice box of the nation for a reason.average high temperature here in
ahead of them and protect america. president obama didn't say if anyone would be held accountable for the mishap and the white house says he continues to stand by his top official. still, some experts say that may change. >> there could be some other officials there from the national counterterrorism center, maybe some of the second tier cia officials or fbi who could be in jeopardy of losing their jobs. we may not have heard the end of all this. >> reporter: for now officials are focused on keeping the nation safe. president obama has already ordered enhanced security procedures and changes to the terrorist watch list and no-fly list and he promises even more new measures are on the way. the preliminary report on the christmas day incident is expected to be made public by the end of the week. michelle? >> whit, the president also spoke of his plans to close the prison at guantanamo bay. tell us the details on that. >> reporter: well, if you think about it, half of the detainees at guantanamo bay are actually from yemen. the president at least temporarily has suspended the transfe
this extra security? >> fighting back against bank of america. a california lawyer says he is fed up with fees and is threatening to sue the bank. >>> a new survey smooes people aren't happy with their jobs. of course, people who can't find employment aren't happy either. but will there be more jobs in 2010? >>> a big unveiling. new technology that could change the way you watch and own movies and television shows. >> "it's the economy" on msnbc. we begin with breaking news. following this out of california. flights are suspended in and out of bakersfield airport after discovery of hazardous material. found in a checked bag. now, tsa employees found some kind of chemical ear at that point reportedly in a sports boughtal that was packed away in luggage. airport officials say it doesn't appear to be terrorism related but they haven't yet identified exactly what that chemical is. two tsa workers have been overcome by fumes. they were treated at the hospital and released. right now police are questioning the owner of that bag. we will bring you more on this story as details come into the
across america and there are plenty of opportunities around washington today. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live from the mlk memorial with more. >> good morning. last year on martin luther king junior day, then president elect barack obama was on the verge of becoming the first african-american president but he is hoping this will be a break from partisan politics and a return to his promise of hope and change. >> i have a dream that one day -- >> martin luther king shared his dream with a racially- divided nation but on the eve of martin luther king day, the first african-american shared his hope with the country. >> there was a hope that the world would be better as i shared that oath. of course as we meet a year later, we know the promise of that moment has not yet been fulfillly fulfilled. >> reporter: he is asking americans to put politic aside an put service first for the national day of service. 10,000 service projects are scheduled across the country. 200 here in the district. many of which will help the victims in haiti. >> as we prepare to give bac
, a major step forward for america. let's make sure the health care bill is as strong as possible. under the house plan, we'll be offered good coverage at work. and we won't pay a tax on our health benefits. if you're self-employed or between jobs, you'll be able to afford insurance. and you can keep the benefits you have now. we're at the finish line, tell the president and congress, choose wisely, get it right for us. >>> the worst earthquake to hit haiti in over 200 years. aid is arriving. both america and other countries are responding to the great need here. there are no shelters, no homes. people gathering in the streets, awaiting word, awaiting help. awaiting hope. as we say good morning, america, again here from port-aurince, the airport here at the capital, i'm robin roberts. george? >> i'm george stephanopoulos here in new york. >>> also this morning, we're going to hear from some of the family members of the 45,000 americans trapped in haiti. it's almost impossible to get through to them. telephone service very spotty. their families are getting information any way they can. >
of a uniq pilot program in chago called keep our homes. it's a partnersh between bank of america andour community groups on the city's southst side. the bank provis the names of customerwho are more than 60 days delinquent on the mortgages. the grps and their volunteers then work with tho customers to get their lns modified. sincnovember, bank of america hareleased the names of more than 500ustomers in this predominantly hispan community. the bank says langge barriers often ke it hard for it to communice with these borrower so volunteers like silvia cisnes are a big help. >> some of them are ppy to see us, that we are from the urch, their parish; that we are not there to selanything or get theinto trouble, but st to tell them where they c go forelp. >> reporte counselors at the four agencies rk aggressively withomeowners to gather all of the necessary parwork for refinaing. >> can i get some ditional information om you? >> reporter: flow-up calls to ack down missing documents a common. donna stites hea up e of the groups working on the projec and admi the process is metimes frustrating.
>>> america's economy on the brink. banks failing on wall street. the housing market collapses, weighed down by risky mortgages. the stock market plummets. credit lines run dry. americans lose confidence, and lose jobs. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> president barack obama takes the oath of office and promises to jump-start the economy in the form of a massive stimulus bill. >> these are extraordinary times and it calls for swift and extraordinary action. >>> and swift and extraordinary action he delivered with the stroke of a pen on february 17, 2009, president obama signed into law the biggest stimulus package in the history of the country. welcome to our special edition of "your $$$$$." i'm ali velshi. christine romans is on assignment this week. did the stimulus accomplish what the president hoped it would? in the next hour we'll follow the money looking at who it's going to, what it's being used for, and whether it's enough to get the economy back on track for good. joining me here in the studio and via satellite, an esteemed panel of experts. we'll get to them
>>> america's economy on the brink. >> hbo when you make the movie about this whole nbc late-night fiasco, i would like to be played by academy award winning actress tilda swinton. >> oh, boy. didn't like that one. hasta la vista. conan o'briening laughing all the way to the bank. i'm sure we'll see him again. see you again at the 2:00 eastern hour, and the dolans will be with me. much more straight ahead. >>> an economy on the brink. banks failing on wall street. the housing market collapses, weighed down by risky mortgages. the stock market plummets. credit lines run dry. americans lose confidence, and lose jobs. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> president barack obama takes the oath of office and promises to jump-start the economy in the form of a massive stimulus bill. >> these are extraordinary times and it calls for swift and extraordinary action. >>> and swift and extraordinary action he delivered with the stroke of a pen on february 17, 2009, president obama signed into law the biggest stimulus package in the history of the country. welcome to our special edit
hit $36 billion, up almost 10% from october. >> susie: america's factories get a bad rap. many people think manufacturing is an industry with no growth and no jobs. but there's lots of optimism at one metal parts factory in new jersey. erika miller went there to find out why, and discovered that this one company may be part of bigger trend. >> we've seen a pick up in demand since about the middle of 2009 across all sectors. and it actually happened very quickly. >> reporter: jim mcclintock is the president of micro stamping, a company that cuts metal parts used in cars, medical instruments, computers, and airplanes. the company is located in this unassuming building in suburban new jersey. but don't let that fool you. its perspective is big. is it fair to say that although you're a new jersey-based manufacturer, you have your pulse on the global economy? >> we do have our pulse on the global economy, and it's absolutely imperative. today's manufacturing environment, it's so easy to transact business around the world fluidly. >> reporter: the company is reporting a steady increase of n
>>> good morning, america, on this wednesday, january 6th. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. >>> we have breaking news overnight. two key senate democrats heading for the exits including connecticut's chris dodd. will twe be a republican year? >> frozen nation. this is a temperature right now in the midwest as the deadly cold snap shows no sign of letting up. 32 states now under a winter weather watch. we're live across the country with your frigid forecast. >>> death of an heiress. as police search for answers in the death of 30-year-old casey johnson, some wonder if her parents did the right thing cutting her off during a long struggle with drugs and alcohol. >>> and the search for baby gabriel. caught up in a heated custody battle, it is now a triangle. three sets of parents, so many lives but where is the baby? the police and his father want answers this morning. >>> as always so much to get to this morning including the breaking news out of the senate. a lot are talking about how cold it is. okay. well, this arctic blast now the lo longest, largest cold f
of a unique pilot program in chicago called keep our homes. it's a partnership between bank of america and four community groups on the city's southwest side. the bank provides the names of customers who are more than 60 days delinquent on their mortgages. the groups and their volunteers then work with those customers to get their loans modified. since november, bank of america has released the names of more than 500 customers in this predominantly hispanic community. the bank says language barriers often make it hard for it to communicate with these borrowers, so volunteers like silvia cisneros are a big help. >> some of them are happy to see us, that we are from their church, their parish; that we are not there to sell anything or get them into trouble, but just to tell them where they can go for help. >> reporter: counselors at the four agencies work aggressively with homeowners to gather all of the necessary paperwork for refinancing. >> can i get some additional information from you? >> reporter: follow-up calls to track down missing documents are common. donna stites heads up one
>>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 18th, i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, surviving in haiti. six days after the earthquake, people are getting desperate. amid the chaos there's hope as rescue teams pull victims alive from the rubble. we are live in haiti. >>> also, breaking news in afghanistan. taliban launch an attack right in the capital. >>> and president obama's big test. he scrambles to save ted kennedy's seat for the democrats and keep his health care bill alive. >>> and the golden globe awards. all the glitz, all the glamour was there. plus, a serious note, as hollywood comes through for haiti. >>> hello again, on this martin luther king day. it is so good to have you back. >> it is odd, feels odd to be back here, but great to be back home. george, the pictures do not adequately convey and indicate, really what the destruction and devastation is like there in haiti. >> they never really do video as close to the tragedy. it also cleans it up a little bit. >> it does. >> the relief effort has stepped up, already 1,000 tr
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm robin roberts. this morning, decision day, president obama faces a massive defeat. voters heading to the polls right now. >>> and in haiti, panic rising. the u.s. military begins their dropping food and water. as officials say the death toll is likely 200,000. >>> oh, the weather in california. storms pummel the state, threatening mud slides, forcing evacuations. forecasters predict up to 20 inches of rain by the end of the week. >>> and late night, it's not just conan o'brien this time. the man accused of extorting money from david letterman goes to court today. >>> and baby ester, the little orphan girl we found in haiti, finally reunited with the american couple who adopted her. >>> you know, robin, you say you can't smiling. i don't think you can stop crying. >> these lashes have got to last me for a couple hours. well, we do have a happy ending to that story, she and her family, baby ester, are back here in the states, in the u.s., we'll talk to them ahead. >> she's not the only one getting out of haiti. th
believe that barack obama was born in america? do you believe that the constitution can allow states to separate out from individual deals on the health care plan? they're all sort of hot-button issues designed to find tape that will allow democrats to identify and marginalize republicans as being part of some sort of fringe. >> yeah. i was just going to say, if that's their plan, i would hope the republicans would take that. those are easy questions to answer, i would think, unless you are an extremist. hey, let's go to another issue right now that has to help democrats out with independent voters, mike. i'm sure it is causing a firestorm on the left. there are a lot of conservatives that say it's not really that big of a deal. but it is with independents. barack obama's expected to propose a major spending freeze to rein in the deficit, freezing 19% of the budget to so-called -- ska with me here -- the domestic discretionary spending. talk about that plan and whether he's going to face a revolt from the left. >> well, he can hope so because you're right, the more flak he gets from
searches. is that what america has become. is that what we have to deal with now, mary. >> that's not what america has become. it's the risk terrorists are putting on planes. this is not new. for example, some of these incidents and some of these copy cat terrorist plots, the ones they are copying now go back to the 1970s. in fact, some of these plots are very reminiscent of the plots in the '70s. >> calling for strip searches of every single young muslim man who travels. there must be hundreds of thousands of muslim men, if not millions every year. you can't strip-search all of them, can you? >> no, there's 753 million passengers coming to and from and around the united states. it's not physically possible. there aren't that many hours in the day. that's why we need the equipment. we need to bring us into the 21st century with the equipment. >> dayo, what about it? what about the equipment and privacy concerns? even democrats expressed privacy concerns about the equipment. >> i think this is misguided. irrespective of how you feel about racial profiling, national profiling, which is essen
of thousands are feared dead. >>> and i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. here at home, america rushes to help. rescue workers, doctors, soldiers and sailors, scramble to reach the 3 million people in need of relief. how will this country recover and rebuild? this morning, we are there as america responds. >>> good morning. on this thursday, january 14th. the eyes of the world are on the tiny nation of haiti. here's what we know right now. relief aid is starting to trickle in. but it may be coming too late for many victims. one haitian lawmaker estimating the dead at 500,000. up to 45,000 americans are trapped in haiti. and unfortunately natural disaster is not new to this country. this is the 15th calamity to hit them in just 9 years. we have new video of the moment the quake struck. you can see this security camera recording a quiet, steady scene. suddenly, it starts to shake. and the buildings began to collapse like dominos on the left side of the screen. robin roberts is leading a large team of abc news correspondents on the ground in haiti this morning. and we begin our coverage w
-in-chief of the washington monthly and a senior fellow here at the new america foundation, so on behalf of the washington monthly and a new america thanks for coming. we are here today to discuss this special report just released in the current issue of the washington monthly called the "the agent orange boomerang" which you can read it washington monthly.com. am ghaffari start ridges monta thanked america come less thank the staff of the washington and the ford foundation for his support. from 1962 to 1971 the u.s. military sprayed close to 20 million gallons of the herbicide agent orange across vietnam to defoliate dense jungle in order to better protect personnel and equipment from north to south and to destroy enemy crops. bats burring we now know left behind a residue of dioxin persisted in highly toxin-- toxic chemical and over the next two decades american soldiers who served in vietnam were forced to fight another war, this one to force their own government to recognize the damage done to their bodies into provide health care and other benefits they deserve. washington did so in 1991, when presid
anything, do you think? >> well, becky, i think we're seeing in what goldman is doing, what bank of america is doing some sign that these bank executives are conscious, they're listening, they're reading the newspaper, they're getting the idea that they're behind the eight ball in terms of public opinion. they're trying to react. but of course, they have to balance the interest of their people and their need to keep talent which is the argument that they've been making. so yes, i think they are on notice and they ought to be on notice, given the nature of this election year that they're going to be in the spotlight not just this month or next month, but throughout 2010. >> where does health care stand, john? there are a lot of things going on, but we're not hearing anything. >> this is not a joint statement. >> this is very interesting, guys. they had an eight-hour meeting at the white house yesterday. now, everybody has been assuming this thing was going to kind of float along for the month and get done at the end of the month. but you could see yesterday the determination of the president
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. >>> good morning, america. on this monday, january 25th, i'm robin roberts. >> i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, new terror warnings. the leader of al qaedapeaking directly to the president makes new threats against america. brian ross says the hunt is on for two female suicide bombers. >>> political scramble. the president calls in a former top adviser to remake the democrats' message but is it too late to save his top priorities? >>> plus, bristol palin says she's going to remain celibate until married. oprah is not buying it but is the teen mom setting an example or setting herself up to fail? >> and -- ♪ oh when the saints >> who dat? the saints win in the big easy. next stop miami and peyton manning's colts. >>> oh, louis armstrong is en singing this morning. >> look at your colors. >> a little black and gold of the it was a thriller. overtime victory sends the saints -- look at that -- i mean like it's nothing. so they are now going to meet the indianapolis colts in super bowl xliv. we'll play monday morning quarterbacking >> that's going on at the white hou
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